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Word: paraphrase

Definition: restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words


Sentences Containing 'paraphrase'

And in art,``he that would save his work must often lose it,''if you will excuse the paraphrase of a profound saying which, like most profound sayings, is applicable to many things in life besides what it originally referred to.
Poor Peggotty lifted up her hands and eyes, and only answered, in a sort of paraphrase of the grace I usually repeated after dinner, 'Lord forgive you, Mrs. Copperfield, and for what you have said this minute, may you never be truly sorry!'

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